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Kidnapping: Tinubu approves emergency procurement for tracking equipment

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike said President Bola Tinubu has given approval for emergency procurement of digital tracking tools to help halt kidnappers in their tracks.

Wike at a media interface on Monday in Abuja said while he would not go into details, the informants recently arrested by security agencies in the territory were cooperating and offering actionable intelligence.

He said information obtained from the suspects had led to the arrest of some kidnappers who were paraded by the police at the weekend.

According to him, security agencies have also been able to foil more attacks, saying the government was not sleeping.

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While he lamented that the lack of adequate equipment in the past had led to recent unpleasant events, Wike said with the emergency procurement approval by the president, the story would now change.

He said: “So many facilities were not provided. Vehicles for the security agencies are not there. You cannot believe that equipment to track criminals is not there. When anything happens, they go back to the Office of the National Security Adviser or to the Force Headquarters. That is not the way it is supposed to be.”


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